Peer Support Project Workers

Reference: Pspwnfmay17/Pspwhantsmay17
Location: New Forest/Hampshire
Hours: Various
Additional Information: Fixed Term
Salary Range: £17,478 - £18,823 - Pro Rata Per Annum
Application Closing date: 12.00pm Friday, 26 May 2017
Interview Date: Week Commencing 5th June

PLEASE NOTE - No Application Form is included within the Application Pack - please download an application form using the links at the bottom of this page

Solent Mind is the largest voluntary and community sector provider of mental health services in the Hampshire region.  

We are currently have two exciting opportunities for the role of part -time Peer Support Project Worker. One position will be based in the New Forest, 9 hours per week, fixed term until 31 March 2018 and one position will be covering Hampshire (location to be confirmed), 22.5 hours per week, fixed term for one year from start date. 

As a Peer Support Project Worker you will develop and facilitate peer support groups and activities, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of local people. You will recruit and support volunteers with their own lived experience to co-facilitate the activities, and you may assist in delivering peer support training to local groups and organisations. 

You will be working closely with our Peer Support Development Officer and our Wellbeing teams, to continue existing peer support activities and develop new ones in various locations in local communities, according to the needs and wishes of local people who experience mental health issues. Your hours will be worked flexibly according to project needs, and regular travel will be entailed.

It is essential for these roles that you have experienced mental health issues and have used mental health services yourself. You will need paid or volunteer experience of supporting people with mental health problems, and a clear understanding of the power of peer support for mental health.

Please quote correct job reference on the application form:

New Forest: Pspwnfmay17



For more information on this post please download the Application Pack using the link at the top of this page.

Please Note: no application form is included within the application pack, so please also download an application form using the links below.

CV's will not be accepted
We do not accept applications from recruitment agencies

Job Application Forms:

Click on the link to download an application form (word 97-2003 version) - Application Form

Click on the link to download an application form (pdf version)  - Application Form

Completed application forms need to arrive before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

Application forms can be returned by:


Post: Recruitment, Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XF

Fax: 023 8202 7811

Or of course you can deliver it by hand to the address stated above.